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Title: The Mother’s Day Club
Author: Rosie Hendry
Format Read: Kindle
Release Date: 18th February 2021
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to read this book in the exchange for an honest review as part of The Mother’s Day Club Blog Tour!
Plot Outline: Meet the women on the home front . . .
1939. When the residents of Great Plumstead offer to open up their homes to evacuees from London, they’re preparing to care for children. So when a train carrying expectant mothers pulls into the station, the town must come together to accommodate their unexpected new arrivals . . .
Sisters Prue and Thea welcome the mothers with open arms, while others fear their peaceful community will be disrupted. But all pregnant Marianne seeks is a fresh start for herself and her unborn child. Though she knows that is only possible as long as her new neighbours don’t discover the truth about her situation.
The women of Great Plumstead, old and new, are fighting their own battles on the home front. Can the community come together in a time of need to do their bit for the war effort?
Review: The Mother’s Day Club was such a lovely read, that I read it within one day! We follow the lives of two evacuees and their hosts within the book, as the expectant mothers wait to have their babies, and the terrible and turmoil of war amounts around them.
There were times in this book that I cried with the characters, laughed when they laughed! I was completely pulled into the book, that I actually believed that I was there, watching from the distance. In even times like war, this book highlighted how a community can come together to make the best out of a situation!
The Mother’s Day Club was very well-written; even though the book progressed in time slowly (as in from day to day), there was a wealth of detail and information to delve into, which makes it all the while amazing! If you are looking for a heart-warming, feel good, emotional rollercoaster of a book, this one is for you!
About The Author:
Rosie Hendry lives by the sea in Norfolk with her husband and children. A former teacher and research scientist, she’s always loving reading and writing. She started off writing short stories for magazines, her stories gradually becoming longer as her children grew bigger.
Listening to her father’s tales of life during the Second World War sparked Rosie’s interest in this period and she’s especially intrigued by how women’s lives changed during the war years. She loves researching further, searching out gems of real life events which inspire her writing.
When she’s not working, Rosie enjoys walking along the beach, reading and is grateful for the fact that her husband is a much better cook than her.
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Happy Reading, x